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October 2015 Archives

Study links truck drivers' health to increased crash rates

For a truck driver, the open road serves as his or her workplace and a day at the office can be full of stressful and challenging situations. From navigating heavy traffic and dealing with inclement weather to pressure to deliver loads on time and sitting behind the wheel of a large truck for hours; the occupational hazards of the trucking industry are multiple and varied.

Holding business owners accountable for slip and fall injuries

Any time a Hartford area resident chooses to shop at a store or eat at a restaurant; he or she has certain expectations with regard to the condition of a business' premise. For example, one likely expects a place of business to have a suitable and well-light parking lot, an entry that is easily accessible and free of obstructions and an interior that is easily navigable and clean.

My insurance company is offering me a settlement. Do I need a lawyer?

Following a serious car accident, your insurance company may offer you a settlement to compensate you for any damages or injuries you may have sustained in the crash. However, while you may be tempted to accept this money, particularly if you have mounting medical debt, it is often a good idea to take a step back and evaluate whether the settlement offer is fair, or if you are entitled to more under your policy.

Why special rules apply when sharing the road with large trucks

While any motor vehicle accident has the potential to result in those drivers and passengers involved suffering serious and debilitating injuries, such injuries are much more likely in accidents involving large commercial trucks. It's important, therefore, that drivers of smaller personal vehicles understand how to safely share the road with large trucks.

Connecticut School Bus Accidents

Every year Connecticut parents wait with excitement for the school bus to arrive! Proudly our children board the bus, find a seat, and wave goodbye. At this point we trust that our children will be delivered to school safe and sound. Unfortunately, and for many reasons, this does not always happen. Approximately 17,000 children are injured each year in school bus accidents. As we continue to hear more cases involving accidents due to distracted driving, we find school bus drivers to be at risk for this.